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a day. beginning a new round of talks over iran's nuclear program says israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is in moscow in the hope of preventing any progress in the negotiations. has been following developments in geneva for us. we know that just a little earlier the e.u.'s high representative catherine ashton met with the iranian foreign minister zarif and we've had reports that that meeting has gone productively but essentially what we have here on the line is a historical deal that could potentially put an end to ten years of political wrangling over the of raney and nuclear program now a lot of our viewers will remember that just ten days ago the delegations here in geneva came tantalizingly close to clinching that deal but it fell apart at the
last minute and thereafter ensued bit of a blame game about who was responsible for it now what we do know is that journalists here initially there have actually been banned from entering the lord b. of the intercontinental hotel where a lot of these delegations are meeting and where traditionally during previous talks the journalists had been congregating themselves but police have said it's for security issues that the journalists are now confined to the media center which is about ten minutes away however a bit of speculation in the press camp is that the delegations simply don't want any any information leaked from their meetings before a deal is made what we do know is that a number of world leaders have already spoken very optimistically about the prospects of a deal being struck here saying that the chances for it are high and another bit of good news came from the iranian side saying that they would be able to make a concession indicating that they would no longer insist that world powers publicly
recognize their right to a nuclear program that had been a major stumbling block in the previous talks and with that off the table. delegations here can simply get down to the business of practicalities and maybe just maybe before the end of the week here in geneva we could see a historical deal being made. this third round of talks is taking place against the backdrop of the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu visiting moscow in order to meet with a florida man pearson and artie's to bang not say has been following those meetings for us. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu is upping his efforts to get a no deal on iran's nuclear pad to with the p five plus one popping in to moscow in a bid to convince others of his argument. we believe a better deal can be reached it requires persistence and consistency it will be
a peaceful solution to iran's nuclear program a solution just like the one that was found for eliminating syria's chemical arsenal but russia is not easily swayed have been repeatedly said a deal that suits all can be reached but i should think negotiations of the p five plus one with iran have shown that such a possibility exists and we're optimistic about these talks france's president francois hollande gave israel another expected shucked of support after rejecting the deal presented in geneva last week but he runs not taking it without a fight. some nations have such relations with tel aviv that they are influenced by their influence by the atmosphere that's been created around iran for the five plus one countries which are holding talks with iran it is unbecoming when some of them or indeed one specific nation is being influenced by told these problems cations.
so what is this deal that has israel's prime minister running from one country to country the peace five plus one who want iran to hold its nuclear program in exchange for relaxation of crippling sanctions while world leaders will welcome the new voice of change from president rouhani israel's ally the us seems to be stuck in the middle persuading congress not to slap iran with more sanctions during negotiations while battling a shaky relationship with israel president obama says he's optimistic that a deal can be made that it will not jeopardize israel's security this follows a u.n. statement saying that iran is a welcoming increased inspections the starting line it may be complete but who will make it to the finishing line as the winner. to bang what they are t. moscow will talk started more than a decade ago but it deadlock in two thousand and five that's when a decision becomes president and iran resumes you rein him in richmond doubting the
peaceful nature of his intentions the u.n. security council approves the first round of sanctions against iran that's back in two thousand and six concerns grow when in february two thousand and ten iran begins uranium enrichment to the twenty percent level now that's a significant advance towards producing weapons grade uranium the u.s. and israel launch a computer virus to attack iran's nuclear facilities stocks in it is discovered in july two thousand and turn the lack of progress in talks leads to the e.u. significantly expanding its sanctions in two thousand and eleven and then the election of a new leader has so rouhani allows for for iran's relations with the west negotiations resume and the order in who's a columnist for the how it's newspaper believes world powers are close to an agreement that many in israel are in favor of. all indications at deal is in the making of course it could always fall through if one of the players
insists on some minor point but the general direction is thoughts and agreement. reconciliation and many in the israeli public think it's a very good development contrary to what. would make it appear. at least twenty eight people have been killed in a series of blasts in iraq the bloodshed is skyrocketing with bombings in crowded areas in busy streets almost every day more analysis of the situation is ahead here on r.t. . first while winding down its combat mission in afghanistan nato is seeking to boost its military drills in europe the alliance commanders are planning large scale exercises which they say have to ensure the allies keep working smoothly together like the latest nato war games held in poland and the
baltic republics earlier this month these were the largest in years involving six thousand troops but the u.s. led block has even bigger plans for the future upcoming drills in twenty fifteen which will take place in spain and portugal are expected to gather a force of more than forty thousand over financially troubled europeans are not so keen on paying for nato's ambitious drills as ortiz piece one of the reports. european nations can and should. do more to match america's commitment that commitment is said to see upwards of forty thousand troops deployed on maneuvers within the e.u. in the coming years all in port and work for the future of the alliance once the combat mission in afghanistan is over the question is how can we retain these operational experience and capabilities and so you must exercise you must train your forces you must test whether the old routines were of the command structure
works but the troops are interoperable. is a former east german security officer turned author to spending a career watching nato during the cold war he isn't buying the reason given that this is all part of the winding down of operations in afghanistan. there isn't any need to put these troops in europe i think they would have ramped up operations even if afghanistan wasn't coming to an end. it's down to what he sees as a change in nato policy following actions in libya towards syria when most of instead of a defensive army they want an army of intervention of aggression nato is responsible for three quarters of global arms spending in a time when many of its members a flat broke here in central a group of demonstrators on a banner saying no to wars of intervention but it's crazy to think that this is
anything to do with any rogue state by holding operations in europe it shows nato still looks towards russia under the gears it in the toy of the population is getting poorer and who are they getting more expensive these types of exercises or threats this. they want politicians to pay attention to the real cost of military spending with most eurozone countries still fighting serious economic battles it's understandable why europeans would be uneasy about shelling out for nato war games at a time they can least afford it peter all of a r.t. . in time the european union is struggling to rein in the mounting government debt and a sturdy stricken nations have been steadily pruning back their defense budgets in recent years and hard economic times like the present boosting military cooperation is not a major priority what is going to can discuss the issue with retired u.s. army colonel douglas macgregor who says nato is struggling to hold the alliance
together. so the plan if we here up for twenty fifteen nato has is war games with forty thousand troops in portugal and spain. these countries of course will have to chipping to make it happen that's a huge expense for their better the economies what's what's the origins whatever nato conducts exercises of any kind there's always a great deal of time and money invested in what i would call a large solidarity and i know there is great concern about the troubled nature of the economies particularly on the iberian peninsula in portugal and spain i think we want to reaffirm the day or close members of the alliance that we are behind them that we support them and what better way to do that than to conduct an exercise free will in their ground and a lot of money. that is money is already budgeted more than half the troops will probably be air and naval forces so they have to conduct
a certain number of operations one way or the other there's so many discussions on how nato. future there are so proud of what they did in libya it seems that they see their future in this kind of hit and run operations but what do you think about it libya it was not a success we ultimately unleashed forces in that country sunni islamic forces that are anti western. american and ultimately end of that it will be the interests of libya's future social and political development we don't know how libya will turn out as nato sees it as a successful that's the president sample for his shop polish message that is about the message and truth there were enormous problems with the operation how do you see the future of nato i think it's it's very questionable over time it's going to be harder and harder to hold the alliance together and so i don't see the nato alliance holding together in its current form for another decade well maybe these exercises are not such a bad idea maybe think for
a while nato. actually bomb and invade other countries to keep itself busy with me in washington colonel macgregor and i'm going to check out you're watching mark. the american captain of the greenpeace vessel involved in the storming of a russian oil rig has been released on bail the total number of those bailed ahead of the. has now climbed to twenty. as will the russian court and. the american captain of the greenpeace ship peter wilcox and earlier the court has also decided to release citizens who are all over the board has decided to release it to dutch greenpeace activist associate can see more than top of the cases down i don't. think there are now standing trial for healing is not true they try to steal an oil platform and the arctic back in september and out of all activists to have
so far appeared before the court only one has been ordered to stay in pretrial detention pending trial and activists call in. now he will remain in the pretrial detention until february twenty fourth and the hearings for the others will be carried out later throughout the week. one of russia's top bunk says his license withdrawn and i think oceans of money laundering we bring the details on that story in a couple minutes. this is a medium leave us so we leave that maybe. by the same motion security play your part of the physical. push is that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve
answers from. politic only on our t.v. . dramas that can't be ignored. stories others refuse to notice. things since changing the world lights never. so picture posted. from around the globe. look to. see. the. most good bank has been stripped of its license because of large scale dubious operations russia's central bank criticised most
a bank for violating laws against money laundering and full so accounting coming off as the details. russia's financial regulator had revoked the operating license for master bank on wednesday opening the door to the largest repayment to depositors in history in the history of russia almost a billion dollars owed now master bank was allegedly guilty of conducting large scale suspicious operations have violated laws against money laundering as well as the financing of terrorism this is according to a statement from russia's central bank explaining its decision is that there were dubious transactions involving tax of void and theft of budget funds bribes kickbacks including drug related operations a very big concern now. is one of the country's top one hundred banks in terms of assets top five in terms of a.t.m. operations and this sparked a massive wave of problems with a.t.m. withdrawals among not only master bank customers but also other bank clients who
were working with master bank master bank did hold an estimated one point four billion dollars in deposits which will now be paid out by the state run agency the deposit insurance agency officials there trying to call for calm saying that the financial payments will be made on time to clients now no one could actually be reached at the master bank headquarters that which remained closed on wednesday but we did hear the police were searching the banks headquarters trying to make progress with their investigation and this is of course the largest bank to lose its license this year twenty three so far had their license revoked this year. a web team has lined up many stories for you including the latest on toronto's embattled mayor the city council it's turned into a fit after rob ford was stripped of most of his powers you can watch them as impulsive retreat in the in motion section on r.t. dot com. plus fears america's military might is in jeopardy over
a brand new computer virus head to our web site and find out exactly where the u.s. military concerns stem from. a series of deadly bombings across baghdad has targeted crowded areas most of them in neighborhoods twenty eight people were reported to have been killed and sixty five wounded unrest is spiraling in iraq with twenty thirteen the deadliest in the past five years while the total number of lives claimed by the violence in the country since two thousand and three is estimated at about one hundred twenty thousand with four thousand suicide bombers having carried out the attacks hitting police post schools mosques and busy streets john why it is a journalist who has been extensively covering the issue says the iraqi government is unable to control the radicals pouring in to iraq. the antiwar movement in europe and the united states predicted that this is to say see what would happen if
you actually looky went into iraq as they did in two thousand and three so this is a case of the chickens coming home to roost but the key to the terror of egypt is a complete chaos because of this regional conflict and there's difficult for security forces in iraq and syria to keep a lid on these things that's why it's important that the west who is pressure on the opposition. to stop fighting and to come to the devotion table but to isolate these sunni fundamentalists they have no place in the future of the region . has created a special project to keep track of the growing casualties in iraq and to draw attention to the bloodshed it's just a click away at r.t. dot com.
the disaster at the fukushima nuclear plant in the one hundred fifty billion dollars cleanup operation have reportedly become honeypot for japan's maffia the plant operator tepco is sitting on a pyramid of subcontractors and according to police some of them have ties to organized crime poor working conditions and those safety standards make those taking part in the cleanup feel victimized. reports. as if clearing up the dangerous debris in the aftermath of japan's worst natural disaster in a century was not tough enough this former fukushima worker says he's having to see you the firm which hired him i was out of work after the tsunami so when
a job offer it fukushima came up i took it they promised a lot of money even signed a long term contract but then suddenly terminated it not even paying me a third of the promise so do you have a feeling that you were mistreated absolutely we were given no insurance for health risks no radiation meters even we were treated like nothing like disposable people they promised things and they kicked us out when we received a large radiation dose this young man volunteered to jump into nuclear hell to make a living many others though were forced so claims investigative journalist. who went undercover to fukushima filming with a camera hidden in his watch he discovered that many of the workers were brought in by the infamous underworld syndicate the young so this is. at fukushima. in japan and quite often when a certain construction project requires an immediate workforce in large numbers buses make a phone call to the so it was the case with fukushima the government called tepco
to take a joint action tepco related to subcontractors and that he eventually as they had a shortage of available workers called the yacht could sell for help that there was a rhythm. but fukushima is no ordinary construction site the workers drawn to the power plant by the young kids or mostly with gambling debts to the organization or family obligations often had absolutely no idea what they were dealing with. although they were given very general info about radiation and most were not even given radiation meters they could have exposed themselves to large doses without even knowing it even the so called fukushima fifty the first group of workers sent there immediately after the disaster at least three of them were enrolled by the. suzuki published details of what he says is solid evidence but tepco officials remain defined that any mistreatment or organized crime involvement is taking place and we're doing everything to ensure our workers operate in safe conditions we also
deal harshly with law while eating subcontractors but the company and its subcontractors already short of hands there are twenty five percent more openings for jobs at fukushima plant than applicants according to government data gaps filled says suki by the homeless the desperately unemployed and even those with mental disabilities there are no exact figures as to how many people are involved in the fukushima clear up operation but rough estimates suggest that this may be up to a quarter of a million people and with experts saying that it may take another forty years to completely liquidate the aftermath of the disaster it's really hard to imagine how many more workers will be involved in this dangerous line of duty and more importantly how many of them will feel disposable and expendable once their jobs and. ski r.t. reporting from japan. investigators have found the missing tape from the cockpit voice recorder of the passenger plane which crashed near the russian city of
concern so far the decoding of the flight recorder has revealed details about the maneuvers of the pilots moments before the tragedy on sunday evening the boeing seven three seven aborted a landing at the airport in. after that the crew quested a second attempt the plane rapidly climbed to a height of seven hundred meters while losing speed the crew then force a jet into a dive in order to regain speed but it hit the ground in an almost vertical nosedive all fifty on board were killed. from other world news in brief in egypt at least twelve soldiers have been killed and twenty four wounded in a car bomb attack inside a suicide bomber rammed an explosive laden vehicle into one of two buses carrying off duty soldiers in the heartland of the islamist insurgency attack came just hours after a raid on a checkpoint in the capital where four police officers were wounded by an explosive device hold their post. in spain hundreds of students gathered in
front of the ministry of education in madrid to protest against a new education reform bill which is currently being approved by the country's parliament and it's true to say the law will enforce more cuts for a system where students with less money do not have the same opportunities as wealthy ones. will be back with you with more news with the team in half an hour from now in the mean time for our international viewers the very highest ranks of government and the church subjected to the menace of naked protests meanwhile for british viewers we have our new show going underground this is r.t. . that is a silly and stupid world device majority of the syrian people the sunni population there want the outside stuff isn't limited to the people's uprising and it was appropriated very. key saudi arabia and qatar turkey is almost regretting its
role because it now has to deal with militants on its borders saudi arabia is funding them continuing to bomb them if things it has a free it has a license to destroy syria it's astonishing that no one in the west has said that saudi arabia should get out of the syrian conflict right the reality is you can't put the blame going on how this started when people jumped in i mean you have backers on both sides and people there will benefactors on both sides but today that bombing in beirut that was claimed by an al-qaeda affiliate in levanon they said in their message that they will continue attacks until hezbollah and iran leave syria i mean that right there shows you how complicated this is and messy it is right now.
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